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  • 60 Second Car Review: 2014 Buick Regal GS AWD

    I know that many of say you’ll ever be able to take Buick as seriously as BMW. But it’s worth noting that Buick is no longer building; nowadays, Buicks—and the Regal GS in particular—are tuned much more like Audis than the floaty lux-o-barges of our youth.

  • 60-Second Car Reviews: 2014 Jaguar F-Type: Speed, Sound, and Catnip

    For most of Jaguar’s history, it has built cars that look, well, historical. But Jaguar has been dipping into the catnip lately, building cars that are low-slung, lightweight, and not a little bit irreverent.

  • Drive This, Not That -2014 Mini Cooper S vs. 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

  • Drive This, Not That: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid vs. 2014 Toyota Prius

    Winner: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

    Hybrids are seldom bought for emotional reasons, unless you’re particularly emotional about paying extra money up front to save fuel over the years you own your car. But some hybrids, such as the new 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid, prove that at least hybrids don’t have to look like a doorstop, which is one of the reasons it gets the win against the ubiquitous Toyota Prius in this Drive This, Not That matchup. It also wins from a drivability standpoint, with strong (for a hybrid) acceleration, decent handling and a gas powertrain that doesn’t sound as droney as that of the Prius in the event that it comes on (it has an “E-drive” mode that allows you to drive on electricity alone up to 47 mph if you’re really gentle on the gas for short distances).

  • Gay Car Geek: 2014 Acura MDX — More Than a Facelift

    What’s the difference between car design and plastic surgery? When you redo a car, you want people to notice, but when you “get work done,” you don’t. Keeping with the latter, Acura seems to have taken the Brentwood housewife approach when redesigning its third-generation MDX. It looks more or less just like the last one, albeit with softer contours and a row of LED headlamps. Alas, it is new, and in pretty much every way, it’s better than before.

    The interior, for example, is gorgeous. The front seats are delightfully comfortable, materials are excellent and the sound system is spectacular and reads every conceivable kind of media (except for your old Debbie Gibson cassettes—sorry).

  • Gay Car Geek: 2014 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe vs. 2014 Audi S7 — Battle of the “Ballers”

    Like most gays, I love BMWs. And the saucy, muscular 650i Gran Coupe is the BMW equivalent of speedo-clad Joe Manganiello emerging from a tropical lagoon…yeah, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eatin’ crackers. But the Audi S7 wins this matchup for a number of reasons: the S7 is arguably just as good-looking as the 650i, albeit in more of a refined, Ryan Gosling sort of way.

  • Gay Car Geek: 2015 Kia Sorento SX—No One Has to Know It Didn’t Break your Bank

    While it feels good when someone says your ass looks great in your new $300 jeans, it’s just as savory when you get a compliment in a $10 tank top from Target. Seriously, if it’s all about looking good and feeling good, why should it matter how much you spend? Same thing applies with automobiles. Case in point: the 2014 Kia Sorento, which was recently refreshed with snazzier front and rear styling, improved suspensions, and more refined engines for 2014. During my week with it, puh-lenty of compliments came in, along with a few incredulous “This is a Kia?!?!” comments from the peanut gallery as well.

  • Gay Car Geek: 2015 Lincoln Navigator — Got Leather? So Does This

    A few weeks ago, I reviewed the handsome new 2015 Ford Expedition, which got a mild refresh and a great new turbocharged engine to bring it back to the top of its game. This week, I’m in its leather-lined fraternal twin, the Lincoln Navigator.

  • Gay Cars - 2013 Audi SQ5: Equal Parts Quick and Slick

    We gays are famous for adding “s” to things, and when it comes to Audis, I highly recommend adding an “s” before the name Q5.

  • Orange County Repeals Benefits For Unmarried Gay Couples

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County's government is ending domestic-partner benefits for unmarried same sex couples now that gay marriage is legal.

  • South Florida’s Gay Car Club Celebrating 20 Years 

    The Flamingo Auto Group South (FAGS) is an inclusive auto group with a low barrier to entry. You don’t need to be a car collector, own any vintage cars, or even a car in general to join this group -- you just need to have a passion for cars.